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C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 20012004h 17m 27s+23° 28’ 08”
StarHIP 197028.99204h 13m 14s+22° 57’ 31”
StarHIP 202267.087804h 20m 03s+23° 35’ 55”
StarHIP 201865.351604h 19m 36s+21° 46’ 24”
StarHIP 197897.01904h 14m 30s+22° 27’ 07”
StarHIP 197458.205804h 13m 59s+22° 42’ 29”
StarHIP 200388.128404h 17m 51s+22° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 196627.54704h 12m 46s+23° 31’ 14”
StarHIP 200717.535604h 18m 14s+22° 48’ 24”
StarHIP 197856.668804h 14m 26s+23° 41’ 47”
StarHIP 200875.614204h 18m 23s+21° 34’ 45”
StarHIP 196726.137604h 12m 51s+22° 24’ 48”
StarHIP 204128.658604h 22m 19s+22° 39’ 44”
StarHIP 197938.022204h 14m 32s+23° 34’ 30”
StarHIP 198537.766804h 15m 24s+24° 04’ 42”
StarHIP 202098.830204h 19m 51s+23° 45’ 28”
StarHIP 205136.851204h 23m 44s+22° 57’ 53”
StarHIP 205807.914404h 24m 29s+22° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 201397.784804h 19m 04s+24° 01’ 40”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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